2019 Pegasus World Cup Preview, Betting Predictions & Tips

$9 million is up for grabs for the winner of the 2019 Pegasus World Cup
Pegasus World Cup runs in January. (Getty Images)
Pegasus World Cup runs in January. (Getty Images)

2019 Pegasus World Cup Preview, Betting Predictions & Tips


Date: Saturday January 26, 2019
Track: Gulfstream Park
Distance: 1800m
Surface: Dirt
Prize Money: US$9 million
Age: 4YO+

The Pegasus World Cup has declined by $7 million in prize money but it remains a massive race and it all happens at the end of January.

Formerly worth $16 million, making it the world's richest race, the Pegasus World Cup will be run at the appropriately-named Gulfsteam Park where the best in the US will run for the all-or-nothing prize.

Accelerate heads the betting following its Breeders' Cup win and there's some exciting contenders looking to follow in the footsteps of Arrogate and Gun Runner.

2019 Pegasus World Cup Best Bet - Accelerate @ 3.00


It was a fantastic win from Accelerate in the Breeders' Cup Classic and the five-year-old has matured into one of the better American thoroughbreds running at the moment.

Trained by John Sadler, the son of Lookin At Lucky is a 10-time winner which has rattled off four consecutive wins and has beaten the likes of Pavel and West Coast by big margins. He won by 12.5 lengths at Del Mar earlier this season at Group 1 level and we're not surprised to see him well-favoured in the betting.

He has yet to start at Gulfstream Park and that's a negative but it's tough to find negatives with Accelerate.

Accelerate winning the Breeders' Cup. (Getty Images)

2019 Pegasus World Cup Best Each Way - Audible @ 6.50


The three-year-old doesn't boast the same form lines as the likes of Accelerate but he's an enterprising type which is being tipped for Kentucky Derby markets.

It's strange to see a Kentucky Derby aspirant run in such a big race before the Triple Crown, but Audible could be the new horse on the scene and take on the older horses.

This won't be an easy task but he'll peak the interest of bettors and he could add some value.

2019 Pegasus World Cup Best Roughie - Yoshida @ 10.00


Yoshida, as the name would suggest, is a Japanese-bred colt which has done all his racing in the US and he looked solid when running fourth in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Trained by William Mott, the son of Heart's Cry was a winner at Saratoga prior to that and anything close to that form should see him going close in this.

10.00 is worth taking for an outside chance.

Best Bet: Accerelate @ 3.00
Best Each Way: Audible @ 6.50
Best Roughie: Yoshida @ 10.00

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Bill Rosenthal 26 November 2018

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